Monday it was 80° and Denver was bathed in the bright yellow sunlight of autumn.
Tuesday night it started to snow.
Yesterday morning on the way to work it looked like this:
If it seems a little jarring, well, it is. But this whipsaw of weather is also one of Colorado's great charms in my opinion, that you can have snow on red leaves, or conversely, short-sleeves weather in February. It gives us a communal experience of nature, something to talk about, something to look forward to. It means we never bury our cute winter hats too deep in the basement because we wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to look like this: